With ADC’s recent and expected continued business growth, we are managing a corresponding expansion of our workforce. As always, we aim to recruit, hire and train Saudis, an integral part of our joint venture agreement and an important national objective.
Fostering Diversity & Equality
We value diversity and promote equality among our employees. ADC taps into all reservoirs of talent in Saudi Arabia, regardless of gender or region, to recruit the best and contribute to the development of local communities across all regions of the Kingdom.
historically, populations outside of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province has little exposure to the oil & gas industry, and there were high attrition rates among those who did originate from those regions. In recent years, however, ADC has been able to increase the number of new hires from outer regions. Offering these workers the necessary training and development, in addition to attractive rotation schemes and covered travel expenses, has resulted in greater retention rates.
Due in large part to its harsh work environment, the drilling industry has always been male-dominated. The entry of women in this industry is recent, even in Western countries. ADC recognizes the need to recruit women, and we have begun by gradually hiring women in our office support workforce. Our HR
Recruitment Policy states that ADC does not discriminate based on gender. We have made necessary office arrangements for women to feel at ease and in accordance with the labor law requirements, and we gather feedback from women employees on their experience. Current female employees act as “ambassadors” for new recruits and hires, and we have found that women are adapting well to working at ADC.